Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Dust Devils

Editors: Reiss, D., Lorenz, R., Balme, M., Neakrase, L., Rossi, A.P., Spiga, A., Zarnecki, J. (Eds.)

  • Offers a collection of authoritative invited review articles on the captivating topic of dust devils on Earth and now also on MarsPresents and interdisciplinary view on the topicDiscusses the impact of dust devils on the terrestrial climate

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This volume reviews both historical and current studies of desert whirlwinds called dust devils on Earth and Mars. These include field measurements, orbital observations, modelling of dust devil formation and structure, studies of their population and statistics, and their atmospheric and climate impact.

Dust devils have captivated humankind since antiquity, and yet also assume importance in that most modern of activities, planetary exploration.  The close investigation of the planet Mars by an armada of spacecraft in the last couple of decades has stimulated extensive research on these desert whirlwinds, supported by improvements in field instrumentation on Earth, laboratory experiments and powerful numerical simulations.  This convergence of capability and interest stimulated the workshop 'Dust Devils on Mars and Earth', conceived by Dennis Reiss, Ralph Lorenz, Matt Balme, Lynn D. Neakrase, Angelo Pio Rossi, Aymeric Spiga and John Zarnecki, held under the auspices of the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland, during the week of February 16–20, 2015.  The workshop drew not only planetary scientists, for whom terrestrial dust devils are a convenient proxy for their Martian cousins, but also scientists studying the impact of dust on the terrestrial climate.

Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Volume 203, Issue 1-4, November 2016

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dust Devils
Editors
  • Dennis Reiss
  • Ralph Lorenz
  • Matthew Balme
  • Lynn Neakrase
  • Angelo Pio Rossi
  • Aymeric Spiga
  • John Zarnecki
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
59
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1133-1
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 426
Number of Illustrations and Tables
73 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Volume 203, Issue 1-4, November 2016
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